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Spring B, Week 4

 

In Maths, this week we have continued looking at fractions - including quarters of objects, shapes and numbers.

 

In English, we have read some of Harry and the Dinosaurs books and wrote our very own version!

 

Our stars this week are:

 

Megan for fantastic reading with Mrs Nicholls!

 

Kirsten for a wonderful poster on endangered animals.

 

Well done to both of you.

 

Spring B, Week 3

 

In Maths, this week we have looking at fractions - including halves of objects, shapes and numbers.

 

In English, we have been looking at features of non-fiction texts. 

 

Our stars this week are:

 

Harley for working really hard and showing his true potential.

 

William for being so lovely to all of his peers.

 

Well done to both of you.

 

Sorting books into fiction and non-fiction categories

Sorting books into fiction and non-fiction categories 1

Halving real life objects in Maths

Halving real life objects in Maths 1

Spring B, Week 2

 

This week in maths we have been measuring using weighing scales and finding masses that balance.

 

In English we have been writing our own booklets about dinosaurs.

 

Our stars this week are:

 

Lyra for showing kindness and friendship to everyone.

 

Livia is our star for such wonderful creative writing in English.

 

Well done to both of you this week.

Our measuring of objects in maths

Our measuring of objects in maths 1
Our measuring of objects in maths 2

We did a Dinosaur song and dance!

We did a Dinosaur song and dance! 1
We did a Dinosaur song and dance! 2

Spring B, Week 1

 

Welcome back after the half term break.

 

Our maths focus this week is length and we have been comparing our heights and the lengths of objects.

 

Our English focus is on Tyrannosaurus Drip, a story about a Duckbill dinosaur who is very brave and leaves the wrong family to be reunited with his own family.

 

Our stars this week are:

 

Katrina for being such a happy and positive member of Year 1!

 

Oscar is also our star for working so hard in Maths and English.

 

Well done to both of you! 

Fossil Rubbings

Fossil Rubbings  1
Fossil Rubbings  2

We ordered ourselves in height order in maths

We ordered ourselves in height order in maths 1
We ordered ourselves in height order in maths 2

Lion collages!

Lion collages! 1

Spring A, Week 6

 

Welcome to the final week of Spring Term A!

In Maths this week we have been revising addition within 20. We have also started on our x2 table song: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiR8hqJeQsw

 

Please follow this link if you wish to practise at home.

 

In English we have been learning all about being a zookeeper and taking care of animals in a professional setting.

 

Our stars this week are:

 

Elsie-May for settling so well this half term and completing all of her work set for her.

 

Charlotte for having such a growth in confidence in all that she does.

 

Well done to both of you and we look forward to seeing you all after half term!

Using maths manipulatives to help support addition

Using maths manipulatives to help support addition 1
Using maths manipulatives to help support addition 2

Learning a French song with Mrs Kwouk

Learning a French song with Mrs Kwouk 1
Learning a French song with Mrs Kwouk 2

Spring A, Week 5

 

In Maths this week we have been revising strategies for subtraction including using bead strings to support our learning.

 

In English this week we have been looking at features of non-fiction texts and non-chronological reports. We have even written our own reports on animals.

 

Our Stars this week are:

 

Ava for being so kind to everyone and to Thomas for helping others on the playground. Well done to both of you! 

Year 1 Animal Masks for International Week

Year 1 Animal Masks for International Week 1

Finding features of non-chronological reports

Finding features of non-chronological reports 1

Finding features of Non-Fiction Books

Finding features of Non-Fiction Books 1
Finding features of Non-Fiction Books 2
Finding features of Non-Fiction Books 3

Spring A, Week 4

 

This week we have been revising 2D shapes and problem solving to make shapes fit to a picture.

In English we have been reading The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr and writing information booklets about tigers.

 

Our stars this week are:

 

Bethany for her AMAZING reasoning in Maths and to Charlie for his wonderful manners and tiger booklet.

 

Well done to both of you! 

Performing in the classroom with our instruments to Bob Marley's 'Three Little Birds'

Performing in the classroom with our instruments to Bob Marley's 'Three Little Birds' 1

Bird watching day - Tuesday 28th January. We fed the birds and counted them in the hedges, trees and sky.

Bird watching day - Tuesday 28th January. We fed the birds and counted them in the hedges, trees and sky. 1

Visit from Jonathan from Cats Protection League

Visit from Jonathan from Cats Protection League 1
Visit from Jonathan from Cats Protection League 2
Visit from Jonathan from Cats Protection League 3
Visit from Jonathan from Cats Protection League 4
Visit from Jonathan from Cats Protection League 5

Spring Term A, Week 3

 

This week in Maths we revised number bonds and started our work on statistics - tally marks and pictograms of traffic.

 

In English we are reading, reciting and writing our very own animal poems with a focus on jungle animals!

 

Our stars this week are:

 

Evan for his INCREDIBLE improvement in writing 

and Freya for always being an incredible superstar friend to everyone!

 

Well done to both of you! 

 

 

Photos of our Geography lesson - mapping out where animals live round the world.

Photos of our Geography lesson - mapping out where animals live round the world. 1

Here we are counting traffic for our survey on tally marks.

Here we are counting traffic for our survey on tally marks. 1

The lovely Year 4s are making a dreamcatcher for each Year 1. Here we are planning the designs together.

The lovely Year 4s are making a dreamcatcher for each Year 1. Here we are planning the designs together. 1

Our visit from Mrs King talk to us all about Judaism

Our visit from Mrs King talk to us all about Judaism 1

Spring A, Week 2

 

This week we have been learning about the Just So stories by Rudyard Kipling...we think How the Zebra Got His Stripes is our favourite!

 

In Maths we have been revising place value and looking at comparing and ordering numbers.

 

Our stars this week are:

 

Brookes for his amazing animal artwork and Megan for always showing patience and using her manners ever so politely.

Here we are in English acting out How the leopard got his spots!

Here we are in English acting out How the leopard got his spots! 1

Our animal display

Our animal display 1

SPRING TERM A

 

Week 1

 

A warm welcome back to everyone after the fantastic Christmas break. We have been so busy in Year 1 this week. Our new topic is Paws, Claws and Whiskers and we have had a visit from Mr Chantler to talk about all his animals at home and we have made a wonderful display of all our pets and animals that we love. See above photo.

 

In English we have are writing animal factfiles and making exciting pop up books.

 

In Maths we have revisited place value and looked at odd and even numbers.

 

Our stars this week are:

 

Emilia for being such a hard worker and amazing role model for her learning partners.

 

Albert for such improvement in his confidence and attitude to learning. What lovely answers and commitment across all subjects this week.

 

Well done to both of you.

Week 7 of Term 2

 

Our main focus this week has been on reading and spelling common exception words (words which cannot be spelt phonetically). We have played games of snap, pairs and mix and match to help support our memory and retention of these words and practised using them in the context of sentences in our booklets. 

 

Our nativity performances have been wonderful this week. The children are a real credit to their families, with all their singing and dancing on the stage. Well done to all of Year 1! 

 

Our stars this week are:

 

Thomas for trying really hard with his common exception words and Alanna for being such a wonderful role model at all times to everyone she meets.

 

Well done to both of you! 

Week 6 of Term 2

 

It is nearly time for our Nativity shows! How exciting!

 

In Maths this week, we have started our addition to 20. We are using a variety of maths manipulatives, including cubes and Dienes to represent bonds in different ways.

 

In English, we had a great week of Space Poetry. Our favourite poem that we performed was "The Rubbish Tip Alien" by Pie Corbett.

 

Our stars this week are:

 

Esme for her wonderful actions and singing in the nativity rehearsals.

 

Maisie for showing her incredible kindness and compassion towards others.

 

Well done to both of you!

Week 5 of Term 2

 

Our nativity rehearsals are well under way this week.

 

In Maths, we have looked at comparing and ordering numbers and patterns.

 

In English, we have looked at life on board the International Space Station and the day in the life of an astronaut!

 

Our stars this week are:

 

Elijah for having such lovely manners and being an all round superstar.

 

Pippa for such lovely Guided Reading! 

 

Well done to both of you!

Week 4 of Term 2

 

Another fantastic week for us in Year 1!

 

We have been busy practising our Nativity songs, this week we are focusing on the dances for Rockin' Robin and Here Come the Presents. They are both on YouTube if you would like your child to practise at home.

 

In Maths, we have had a revision week of number bonds, shape, patterns and ordinal numbers.

In English, we have looked at what it takes to be an astronaut and all the different ways of doing things in Space like sleeping and eating! We have been mesmerised by the effects of zero gravity.

 

Our stars this week are:

Ava for being a star in our singing practises! What a beautiful voice you have Ava!

 

Harley is our star for doing such great work on Space in our English lessons.

 

Well done to both of you!

Week 3 of Term 2

 

What a wonderful week we have had in Year 1! 

We have been busy practising our Nativity songs, the Jackson 5's Rockin' Robin has gone down a treat!

 

In Maths, we have looked at place value and how to compare numbers ready for a revision week next week.

 

In English, we learnt the story of Beegu, a lost alien who comes to Earth and is not accepted by anyone except for the children...we have learnt the importance of including everybody.

 

Our stars this week are:

 

William for working so hard in maths with tens and ones!

 

Fahema for being a superstar all round in reading, maths and writing.

 

Well done to both of you!

Week 2 of Term 2

 

This week has been a fantastic week of learning!

 

In Maths, we have learnt about ordinal numbers; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th..and ordered ourselves in order of height and age. We had lots of fun working together as a team in our wonderful class.

 

In English, we were excited to focus on grammar this week and worked really hard on using capital letters for names of places, personal pronouns and for the names of our friends. Our letter formation is excellent now!

 

Our stars this week are:

 

Oscar is our star for being so sensible and listening well.

 

Livia is also our star for showing amazing kindness towards others all of the time.

 

Well done to both of you! 

Week 7 of Term 1

 

This week we went on a fantastic trip to Wildwood!

 

Our stars this week are:

Charlotte and Gilbert for being amazing on our trip!

 

Well done to both of you.

 

Happy Half Term everyone!

Week 6 of Term 1

 

This week we have learned about things that are living, not living and things that were once alive! We have also compared forests in different parts of the world by studying the wildlife there.

 

Our stars this week are:

Freya for trying so hard with maths all of the time!

 

Joshua for his amazing manners!

 

Well done to both of you.

Week 5 of Term 1

 

This week we have planted daffodil bulbs ready for the Spring and made Hedgehog clay models with pine cones! Such fun we had.

 

Our stars this week are:

Katrina for being the most amazing helper and keeping the classroom clean and tidy.

 

Charlie for his maths work on subtraction! Well done on your meticulous attention to details.

 

Well done to both of you.

Week 4 of Term 1

 

Today we had a special music lesson, learning how to play some instruments to make the sounds of the Enchanted Woodland. Our favourite instrument was the xylophone which helped to recreated the sounds of the wind in the forests! 

 

Our stars this week:

Kirsten for being such a superstar in her writing! What a wonderful piece of writing instructions as to 'How to Make a Woodland Crown.'

 

Fraser for being such a hard worker and showing real signs of independence in learning. Well done to both of you.

Week 3 of Term 1

 

We had such fun painting pebbles and making 'outdoor footsteps' this week in our woodland area. We were inspired by the artist Andy Goldsworthy.

 

Our stars this week:

Evan has had such an improvement in listening and concentration and Elsie-May for her wonderful acting skills retelling the story of The Lost Son in our R.E. lessons.

Well done to both of you!

Week 2 of Term 1

 

We have had so much fun with making our bird feeders and learning about birds from Mr Chantler this week!

 

Our Stars this week were: Georgie for settling in so well to school and showing kindness to others all of the time and Bethany for a lovely piece of writing on British birds. Well done to both of you!

Week 1 of Term 1

 

We have had a fantastic first week back at school. We are so proud of Hedgehog class this week as they have settled in so well coming back to school after the long Summer break.

 

This week we wrote about wildlife animals and practised counting and writing numbers to 20. Our Stars this week were: Taha for settling in so well to school and being such an amazing friend to others and Lyra for asking such thoughtful questions. Well done to both of you!

Hello and a very warm welcome to Year 1 Hedgehog Class Page!

 

Hedgehog Class Teacher is Mrs Nicholls and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Reid (Mondays and Fridays) and Mrs Keeler (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays).

 

We are very much looking forward to working with your child and settling them into their new class in September.

 

Here is some useful information:

 

P.E. days are Mondays and Wednesdays (full kit required for both). As the weather gets chillier, track suit bottoms and a jumper would be useful for outdoor games (Mondays).

 

You do not need to provide your child with a pencil case or any stationery - we have supplies in school. This prevents anything from getting lost.

 

On Fridays, we can share 'Good News' if your child has anything they want to tell the class.

 

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle and a healthy snack everyday.

 

Reading books will be changed on Mondays and any home learning will be looked at on Fridays and any work shared with the class. 

 

Many thanks in advance for your help and co-operation. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 3rd September!

 

 

 

 

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